Thread: Proposal: Jamie McBain to Philly
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07-26-2012, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by totalkev View Post
Both our forwards and defense need an upgrade at the top, no doubt. We're very deep with marginal guys at both positions. My point in thinking Read helps more than McBain, is that Read can help our top six forwards, whereas McBain is a bottom pairing defenseman. In my opinion, we need to start bumping guys like LaRose, Tlusty and even Jokinen and (to a lesser extent) Ruutu down the depth chart to have any kind of real chance.

A top six of Staal, Staal, Skinner, Semin, Read, Ruutu goes a long way in accomplishing that. Keep in mind that I'm not "down" on Tlusty, LaRose, Jokinen and Ruutu, I just think that when you have a top six full of guys like that, you kinda suck. Even Tlusty's "breakout" year last year was underwhelming. He's a third-liner.
that's fair. I'd just think our defense is the weakest part of the team and needs an upgrade more than offense. I guess it's almost 6 in one, half dozen in another.

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